Occupy Wall Street
Even if Geraldo Rivera was at the Zuccotti Park yesterday, Fox News has generally been a tad dismissive of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Foxnews.com (as of this writing) has no coverage of this national event on their front page stories. (Hard to imagine for a network that was so gung-ho about the Tea Party!) Red Eye‘s Bill Schulz went out to try to “prank” the protesters. Bill O’Reilly sent a producer minion out with the same mission: to belittle OWS’s cause by cutting up interviews to make people sound stupid.
Well, here is an interview that Fox News filmed, but doesn’t want you to see. The segment was shot on Wednesday for Greta van Susteren‘s show, (though it looks like the same producer from this O’Reilly segment questioning Michael Moore‘s anti-capitalist agenda) though the decision was made to leave it on the cutting room floor. The reason should be obvious pretty quickly.
So Rick Perry, President Barack Obama and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad walk into a bar… It’s not a joke; it’s a scenario we imagined as a real possibility as all three were descending upon Manhattan this week. (As long as they stay away from Miss Lily’s. It’s already crowded enough.)
We like to call this scenario “fantasy bar fight.”
The Last Word
“What I think” said Quinnipiac pollster Mickey Carroll. “It’s the third term.”
That’s how Carroll explained today’s Q poll results showing Bloomberg hitting an 8-year low with voters, with a 51-39 percent job approval rating. ”Manhattan is the one place where he’s a plus, He’s a minus everywhere else,” said Carroll.
While Bloomberg’s push for Read More
Crime & Punishment
Last week, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell devoted an unseemly share of his airtime to blasting Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly for his “relentless barrage of interruptions” of Barack Obama during Mr. O’Reilly’s pre-Super Bowl interview with the president. Monday’s line was that Mr. O’Reilly “failed more miserably than anyone who has ever gone before him” Read More
A 23-year-old man named Mitchell Frost owes Bill O’Reilly $40,000.
Frost was sentenced to 30 months in jail and ordered to pay $50,000 in total resitution by an Ohio court for hacking into web pages belonging to O’Reilly, Ann Coulter, and Rudy Giuliani.
Frost’s internet crimewave occurred between August 2006 and March 2007 Read More
After contributing controversial remarks regarding Muslims to a discussion on “The O’Reilly Factor,” NPR senior news analyst Juan Williams has been released from his contract and asked to leave the radio network, The New York Times reported.
The comments in question came when Williams agreed with and elaborated on an assertion made by Read More
Rep. Anthony Weiner appeared on The O’Reilly Factor Tuesday to defend his recent criticism of Goldline—a gold vendor that advertises on Fox—but it wasn’t long before the conversation turned to Glenn Beck, who recently started a blog to attack the congressman, or supply information about weiners, depending on whose spin you believe.
The segment Read More
Bill O’Reilly finally got his interview with Al Gore. Kinda. Read More
Listening to right-wing talk radio on the day after Congress passed health care reform, Bill O’Reilly was stunned. To him, the hosts and the callers sounded “crazed” as they shrieked about “the end of the world, we’re socialist now, we have to take the country back.” Maybe the Fox News host hasn’t been listening, but Read More
A year ago, Natasha Vargas-Cooper, a California-based contributor to the Awl and Gawker, named 26-year-old Manhattanite Katie Baker among her favorite female bloggers in a blog post. Ms. Baker linked appreciatively to the post on her Tumblr, calling Ms. Vargas-Cooper, whom she’d never met, “a lady I luv.” After that, “the lovefest continued,” said Ms. Read More